Do you need CALs with SPLA?

Do you need CALs with SPLA?

There’s no server + CAL model in SPLA. You license either per core or per user depending on the product. If an end-user would like to bring their MSDN license over to your datacenter, you must dedicate the solution for your customer.

What is CAL in Microsoft licensing?

A Client Access License (CAL) Suite is a single license that provides use rights that are equivalent to multiple licenses. Like other CALs, CAL Suites can be licensed on either a per-user or per-device basis.

What is the difference between user CAL and device CAL?

A “User CAL” licenses the person so they have permission to access the server. On the other hand, a “Device CAL” licenses the endpoint device so that the device itself has permission to access the server. Then, anyone using that device would be able to access the server.

Do I need CAL for domain controller?

in order to connect your Workstations(with Win 7/8) to your Server as Domain Controller, you need to purchase CALs for each user or device.

Are CALs required for Active Directory?

Yes you need to have appropriate amout of CALs for your users or devices to use Active Directory legally. CALs (Client Access License) depends on your requirements, you may use per user CALs or per device CALs. You need to check which way is more comfortable to you.

What is Windows SPLA license?

The Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) is a licensing program that provides a hosting offer to service providers and ISVs to lease or rent licenses of Microsoft products on a monthly basis, and to provide hosting services and applications to the end customer.

Do I need CAL licenses?

CALs are required by Microsoft licensing for all users or devices that access Windows Server Standard or Windows Server Datacenter. A server software license by itself doesn’t provide the license rights to allow anyone to connect to that computer, whether they work for the company or not.

Do RDS CALs expire?

An RDS User CAL expires 60 days after it is issued to the user and then returns to the available pool, however, if the user connects within 7 days of the expiration date the license will be renewed for another 60 days.

What is the difference between CSP and SPLA?

The conclusions for Windows Server licenses: In fact, the 3-year CSP subscription licensing even offers a significant cost advantage over the SPLA Data Center licenses. However, the big difference is that the Data Center edition can be shared among many customers.

Do CAL licenses expire?

What is Server 2012 SPLA licensing?

SPLA licensing is a great way to provision servers with Windows Server without a huge up front investment in licenses and CALs. Server 2012 SPLA used to be licensed per processor.

Do I need CALs for Windows Server 2012R2?

The OS licensing is only processor based but you’ll still need Access Licenses for certain scenarios like Exchange, RDS, etc You don’t need CALs if you’re getting Server 2012R2 Std/Essentials through SPLA. The licensing is per processor, not per user.

What is SPLA licensing and why do I need It?

SPLA licensing is a great way to provision servers with Windows Server without a huge up front investment in licenses and CALs.

Do I need SPLA to run Windows Server on a host?

You can run Windows Server on the host for “free” as long as it only runs the Hyper-V role. SPLA licensing also includes unlimited user/device CALs. You only need CALs if you’re doing RDS. It becomes more economical to use Datacenter Edition at 7 VMs on a host. You do not need to license DR cores.